Harmonic will launch four new Omneon products at NAB, the first being the MediaPort 7000 series of I/O modules for the Spectrum media server system, writes Fergal Ringrose. In a single, configurable unit, the MediaPort 7000 delivers new multicodec support with enhanced media processing functionality to streamline playout workflows and simplify the transition to HD.
The MediaPort 7000 series enables the Spectrum video server simultaneously to support a range of codecs, formats, frame-rates, and resolutions along with fully integrated up-, down-, and cross-conversion and simulcast SD and HD outputs for every channel. The units are available in two- or four-channel configurations and utilise a slot-based form factor that allows simple addition of channels to existing systems without disrupting on-air operations.
“Multiformat ingest and playout have led to more complexity in broadcast operations, and now we’re taking a great step toward simplifying these workflows with the integrated conversion and simulcast capabilities along with multicodec record and play available in the MediaPort 7000 series,” said Geoff Stedman, vice-president for corporate marketing at Harmonic. “Our focus is on making the transition to HD as easy as possible for our customers, while providing the foundation that they can build on.”